Pacaltsdorp rape & murder suspect set to make first court appearance
Natalie Baartman's body was found metres away from her home in the Syferfontein informal settlement.
CAPE TOWN - A Pacaltsdorp man is expected to make a first court appearance in connection with the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl on Monday.
The 31-year-old was apprehended on Thursday.
Natalie Baartman's body was found just metres from her home in the Syferfontein informal settlement at the start of the week.
Police say the accused was known to Natalie Baartman's family.
He was arrested at his home in the early hours of Thursday morning in the settlement.
A preliminary autopsy has revealed the five-year-old was sexually assaulted and suffocated.
Her half naked body was found on a field two days after she was last seen by her parents.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)